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Leslie E. Tassell MTEC

Whether you're an employer in need of technically-skilled employees to give you a competitive edge in the marketplace, or a student in need of top-notch skilled trades and/or technical training to give you a competitive edge in the workplace, GRCC will help you get the job done.

West Michigan's premier provider of workplace training

Our reputation as West Michigan's premier provider of workplace training is built on decades of excellence in education. We take great pride in partnering with area businesses and industries to ensure that we provide students with the skills that employers demand.

Information sessions

GRCC's Job Training Programs offer Information Sessions and tours every other week! The tour does not include the Machine Tool/CNC Lab (located in the Applied Technology Center), or the Healthcare Program Labs (Cook Hall and Holland Home).

Workforce Training department

GRCC's Workforce Training department is also housed in the Tassell MTEC. Workforce Training is your first responder in skills development. This is where you will find pilot programs such as Public Works Academy, CNA Training, and Industrial Sewing.


To schedule an hour long tour for groups over 10 people (max 25), or to arrange for a team from the Tassell MTEC to come visit your school or organization, please contact Jeff Byrd at

What we offer

Your community college has always been the point where supply and demand for job-ready workers intersects. No one can match what we bring to the table:

  • Experienced faculty with real-world credentials.
  • Affordable tuition
  • Financial aid - and staff to help you understand your benefits.
  • Up-to-date training to prepare workers for today's jobs.
  • Extensive resources and contacts established over decades of community collaboration and involvement.

Contact Info

(616) 234-4435

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Faculty & Staff


John VanElst

John VanElst

Associate Dean/Director Workforce Training and Tassell MTEC
(616) 234-3806


Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Strengthening Community Colleges Program Manager
(616) 234-2542
Elleena Chrzan

Elleena Chrzan

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3382
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

MTEC Building manager/Operations Support
(616) 234-3808
Monica Hudson

Monica Hudson

Educational Training Specialist - One Workforce Manufacturing Grant
Scott Mattson

Scott Mattson

Job Training & Construction Trade Apprenticeship Manager
Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Non-degree Health Programs Manager/Developer & Director Medical Assistant Program
Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3176

Debra Stout

Administrative Support Profession to the Exec Director & Electrical Apprenticeship Program
(616) 234-3009